Dunham Literary is closed to unsolicited submissions during the month of August 2018. All queries will be deleted unread. We will reopen on September 4, 2018, and will be happy to consider your query at that time.
Dunham Literary represents fiction, narrative nonfiction, and children's books, including both authors and illustrators. We do not represent individual short stories, chapbooks, or novellas. We do not represent screenplays.
Dunham Literary accepts query letters by regular mail and email (but not by phone or fax). After receiving a query letter, we request any and all projects that might be right for us.
Please choose one agent to query; we do share projects when we feel they would be a better fit for another agent here.
If you send a query letter by regular mail and would like a response, please enclose the customary self-addressed, stamped envelope. We only respond when provided an envelope that is pre-stamped and pre-addressed.
To submit a query letter by email, the correct address is: query(at)dunhamlit(dot)com (Note: this format has been altered in an attempt to reduce spam. Please replace (at) with @ and (dot) with a period when sending.)
Please paste the query letter and the first five pages in the body of the email. We do not open attachments.
Please do not send full manuscripts unless they are requested by us after receiving your query letter. It generally takes no more than four weeks from the time we receive query letters to read and respond to them.
Please do not send query letters by fax. Please do not call to talk about your project on the phone.